Broncos fire two more coaches after parting ways with head coach Nathaniel Hackett

The Denver Broncos He continued to clean up his coaching staff, announcing two more layoffs after firing head coach Nathaniel Hackett on Monday.

Special teams coordinator Dwayne Stukes and offensive line coach Butch Barry have also been relieved of their duties, the team announced.

This was the first time in his coaching career that Stukes was a team coordinator.

he was the los angeles ramsAssistant special teams coach during the 2021 campaign that resulted in a Super Bowl win over the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Special Teams Coordinator Dwayne Stukes runs drills with the player during practice at the UCHealth Training Center on April 27, 2022, in Centennial, Colorado.  It was day 3 of the Denver Broncos minicamp.

Special Teams Coordinator Dwayne Stukes runs drills with the player during practice at the UCHealth Training Center on April 27, 2022, in Centennial, Colorado. It was day 3 of the Denver Broncos minicamp.
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Stukes took the promotion from the Broncos before this season began, but now he will look for a new team to join.

Like Stukes, Barry also earned a promotion with the Broncos this season after serving as an assistant offensive line coach for the San Francisco 49ers last season.

Barry was the offensive line coach for the University of Miami during the 2019 season, and also served as a senior analyst with the Green Bay Packers during the 2020 campaign.

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It’s an interesting move by the Broncos to go ahead with these moves, as there are still two games left on the schedule. But now that Hackett is gone and Jerry Rosburg takes over as interim head coach, Denver clearly doesn’t mind making a few changes now.

Offensive coordinator Justin Outten and defensive coordinator Ejiro Evero, who reportedly turned down the interim head coaching job, remain in the building for now.

Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett watches the second quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on October 2, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Denver Broncos head coach Nathaniel Hackett watches the second quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders at Allegiant Stadium on October 2, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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The Broncos’ little housecleaning comes after a 51-14 blowout loss to the Rams on Christmas Day, a game in which Russell Wilson threw three interceptions and Los Angeles scored on every drive they went on. they armed.

The Broncos are now 4-11 on the season and already out of playoff contention. And to make matters worse, they won’t even get high finishes in the first round of this year’s draft, having spent a lot of draft capital and more to land Wilson last offseason.

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They also signed him to a massive five-year extension worth $245 million, with $165 million guaranteed.

In a statement, Broncos owner and CEO Greg Penner said: “After extensive discussions with George [Paton] and our ownership group, we determined that a new direction would ultimately be in the best interest of the Broncos.”

Dwayne Stukes, Special Teams Coordinator, participates in a press conference announcing the new Denver Broncos coaching staff at the UCHeath Training Center on February 22, 2022 in Englewood, Colorado.

Dwayne Stukes, Special Teams Coordinator, participates in a press conference announcing the new Denver Broncos coaching staff at the UCHeath Training Center on February 22, 2022 in Englewood, Colorado.
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“This change was made now out of respect for everyone involved and allows us to immediately begin the search for a new head coach. We recognize and appreciate the championship history of this organization, and understand that we have not met that standard. Our fans They deserve so much better.” , and I can’t say enough about their loyalty during such a challenging stretch for our team.”

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